Mark MacCarthy

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Senior Policy Scholar

Ph.D., Philosophy, Indiana University


Mark MacCarthy is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Technology Law and Policy at Georgetown Law, a Senior Policy Fellow at the Center for Business and Public Policy at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, and a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution. He is a senior fellow at the Future of Privacy Forum, where he works on A.I. and data privacy projects. He is an adjunct faculty member in the Communication, Culture & Technology Program in the Graduate School at Georgetown University, where he teaches courses in technology policy, and he also teaches courses on privacy and A.I. ethics in the Philosophy Department.

Previously, he was Senior Vice President for Public Policy at the Software & Information Industry Association, where he directed initiatives and advised member companies on technology policy, privacy, AI ethics, content moderation and competition policy in tech. He has been a consultant on technology policy issues for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and for the Aspen Institute. His previous public policy experience includes senior positions with Visa, Inc., the Wexler|Walker Group, Capital Cities/ABC, and the Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.

He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Indiana University and an M.A. in economics from the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of “Regulating Digital Industries: How Public Oversight Can Encourage Competition, Protect Privacy, and Ensure Free Speech”, Brookings Institution Press, 2023.